Assistant Content Producer - Classical
The role of the Arts, Music & Learning team is to captivate audiences through culture, music and arts: support personal enrichment through learning; bring people together; bolster local talent, cultural identity and the creative sector. Our aim is to reach target audiences, wherever they are; deliver benefit to the target audience and wider society and to analyse audience insights to continually improve productions.
The Assistant Content Producer will work primarily within the Classical Unit; on local and network productions including Classical Connections, Radio 3 Invitation Concerts and Special Events, such as Proms in The Park. The main platform for delivery is radio but digital is an important output alongside occasional crossover with TV.
Contribute ideas, provide editorial, research and administrative support for a range of classical music programmes and events.
Support the production team in delivering live concerts, recitals, studio based programmes and innovative multi-platform content.
Order, administer and provide music scores and parts, primarily for the Ulster Orchestra. As required, share specialist knowledge on the suitability of scores and parts for professional use across all radio and television music productions.
Advise production staff and non-BBC contacts on music content, availability and copyrights.Routine maintenance, preparation and delivery of accurate paperwork across all required formats.
Provide professional assistance as required to orchestral players (e.g. including orchestral bowings), choral singers, solo artists, other contributing musicians, conductors, publishers, agents and the public.
Use technical equipment and software to deliver live and recorded output as required. Reformat existing content for use across multiple platforms, including relevant digital and social media platforms.
Under editorial guidance, undertake studio direction, organise and as necessary - attend post-production sessions to supervise editing, mixing and copying.
Provide appropriate production and general support to Audio Supervisors to ensure smooth management and delivery of live and recorded events.
Are you the right candidate?
A can-do, creative attitude and motivation to get the best results for our audiences is essential. The ideal candidate will be a practical musician with a sound working knowledge of musical theory and specialist knowledge appropriate to classical music, particularly around recordings and repertoire.
Youll have a wide knowledge of orchestral, instrumental and choral music, and must be able to undertake copying, transposing, and alterations to scores. This alongside a broad general knowledge and excellent contacts for sourcing content for a variety of broadcast content: demonstrable experience of research and writing clear and concise copy.
Youll possess enthusiasm for audio, the ability to recognise what makes quality radio, an understanding of how audiences interact with digital media and the importance of associated metadata. Demonstrable knowledge of BBC output and that of its competitors, with an interest in bringing new audiences to our content is key.
Contract type: Continuing
Were happy to discuss flexible working. Please indicate your choice under the flexible working question in the application. There is no obligation to raise this at the application stage but if you wish to do so, you are welcome to. Flexible working will be part of the discussion at offer stage.
- Excellent career progression the BBC offers great opportunities for employees to seek new challenges and work in different areas of the organisation.
- Unrivalled training and development opportunities our in-house Academy hosts a wide range of internal and external courses and certification.
- Benefits- We offer a competitive salary package, a flexible 35-hour working week for work-life balance and 26 days holiday with the option to buy an extra 5 days, a defined pension scheme and discounted dental, health care, gym and much more.
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